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9-5-2-1-0for Health™is a community-wide campaign to promote healthy lifestyles for children in Northern Virginia.
Please use the ideas and tools provided on the Coalition's website to help your communities' kids live the 9-5-2-1-0for Health™message in simple ways, every day.
What You Can Do
1. Spread the Message. Start by spreading the9-5-2-1-0for Health™message to children, parents, caregivers, colleagues, friends, and neighbors. (Learn more...)
2. Use the Tools. Adopt policies & practices that support the 9-5-2-1-0for Health™behaviors in your particular setting. Encourage others to do the same wherever children live, learn, and play. (Click a toolkit in the left-hand menu...)
3. Join the Campaign. Join the 9-5-2-1-0 for Health™ Campaign to connect with other people who share your commitment to child health promotion. There is no cost to join, and we will equip you with ideas & tools for spreading the message and supporting the 9-5-2-1-0for Health™behaviors. Click here to join...
In 2012 alone, the fast food industry spent $4.6 billion to advertise mostly unhealthy products, with many of those ads specifically targeting children and teens. A new report, Fast Food FACTS 2013, examined 18 of the nation’s top fast-food restaurants, following up on a 2010 report to see how the food selection and advertising landscapes have changed. And while there have been some positive developments—healthier sides and beverages are available in most kids’ meals—the findings indicate there is still a very long way to go.
Detailed findings from the report, which was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will be presented today at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting in Boston.